Job account manager in London, England at Octagon

Job Details

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Company Octagon
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Stamford, United States
Industry Advertising & Public Relations
Sector Media & Communication
Salary 53225 - 47409 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location London, England

Job Description

Do you want to work with one of the world's most iconic brands, competing across a number of major motorsports series? If so read on…..

We've got a fantastic opportunity to join our motorsports team at Octagon notably managing Shell's partnership with BMW. The role will also have a chance to support the partnership across a number of international motorsports series as well as the chance to support the wider motorsport account teams as we deliver event activation programmes throughout the year.

You will be Responsible for:

  • Supporting the Account Director and collaborating with the wider team in the delivery of the client's hospitality motorsports programme and global stakeholder management.
  • Development of market communications documents, newsletters, and activation toolkits
  • Management of creative assets, application on marketing materials and brand approvals.
  • Overall ownership of client status documents, monthly finance reporting, collateral, merchandise, and travel management.
  • Organisation and management of onsite delivery of guest hospitality programmes as required throughout the motorsport season.
  • Liaison with team partner and client on development of activation plans and marketing approvals process.
  • Line management and development of 1 direct report providing day to day support and oversight.
  • Provision of guidance to client and local markets to ensure smart leverage of the sponsorship assets.
  • Provision of industry knowledge of motorsport, sports and entertainment industries and properties.
  • Answer and assist on all client, stakeholder, and guest inquiries.
  • Assist account team with motorsport events booking portal requests, guest registration, client and market billing.
  • Collaboration across multiple departments including studio, creative, legal, production and finance.
  • Management of reports including financial, post event and asset usage.
  • Management of individual race budgets, tracking, invoicing, and billing.
  • Turning your hand to support the team deliver whichever motorsport event is coming up, doing it with a smile and learning on the way!
  • There will be requirements for international travel to deliver programmes as and when required.

This could be your next right move if:

  • You pay attention to the details and anything worth doing is worth doing right every single time. You stay focused and nothing gets missed.
  • You think on your feet and use your initiative. You like learning new things and can quickly adapt when things change
  • You communicate clearly. You can write well, you speak in an engaging way and can explain your thoughts and ideas succinctly
  • You thrive on working on a number of projects at any one time.
  • You're a natural at building rapport with just about anyone at any level in an organisation.
  • You enjoy solving problems and finding creative solutions to difficult challenges.
  • You have the ability to collaborate across disciplines, departments and client's additional agency partners.
  • You like helping other people succeed. You enjoy teaching other people something and are a real team player.
  • You are patient, level headed and cool under pressure.
  • You have a passion for motorsports and a great knowledge of the key events, teams and drivers.
  • You enjoy your work taking you to different parts of the world.

You will also need to have:

  • A degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Solid Agency experience working in a similar role, ideally with experience in the motor sports hospitality arena.
  • High level Power Point Skills, Excel and Outlook and a confidence to present internally and externally

It's not essential but will really help if:

  • An understanding of the motorsports landscape, in particular DTM.
  • You are fluent in any other languages particularly German or Mandarin!


We're pleased to offer wide range of benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Core benefits (available from start date) – unlimited holiday allowance, AXA private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, pension scheme with 4.5% employer contribution, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox
  • Flexible benefits (available after probation) – Gymflex, dental insurance, travel insurance, health cash plan, Cycleshceme, interest-free season ticket loans
  • A Flexible Workplace – we have a number of initiatives in place to ensure that our team have the flexibility to balance work with their lives, this includes unlimited holiday and flexible working options We also run a number of internal programmes to support physical and mental wellbeing, alongside learning and development opportunities to support career development and progression.

We're the global sports, entertainment, and lifestyle-marketing arm of IPG. A collection of 800 fans bound by a single mission: To create work that earns attention.

We live in a world where time is our most precious commodity, and our audiences' patience has never been shorter. As an industry, we've never had to work harder to gain the attention of the people we're trying to reach. The way we see it, there's two ways to go about it. Attention is either bought or it's earned. Paid attention ensures your brand will be heard – and that's a good start. But attention that's earned ensures your audience listens to what you're saying. At Octagon, our purpose is to create work that earns attention. Through smart partnerships and generous ideas, we compete for, capture, and ultimately earn the attention of those who matter most.

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Job Location

London, England

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